Key Information

Fun & Leisure
  • Clubs & groups
  • Keeping the mind active

About

Thrive is a charity in the UK that is using gardening to changes the lives of disabled people. They aim to help people who want to garden at home, on an allotment or in a community setting. The website offers tip for disabled and older age gardeners to help them in their own gardens, and Thrive also run a range of garden and parks projects nationally. At Thrive Beech Hill (also known as Trunkwell Gardens) Thrive therapists work with more than 100 disabled people each year ranging in age from 14 to 86 years. Client gardeners travel here from across Berkshire, North Hampshire, Surrey and South Oxfordshire. They may have learning disabilities, mental health needs including dementia, a physical disability or a sensory disability such as partial sight or deafness. The garden is designed to help people develop their skills with the help of a horticultural therapist by using a variety of plants. The gardens have areas for growing herbs, fruit and vegetables and there's butterfly and woodland gardens, a glasshouse and polytunnels, a bee border, a tree nursery, a large wildlife pond and a shop selling plants.